GRAND JUNCTION, Co., August 27, 2014— One year ago Kannah Creek Brewing Company started bottling and distributing their beers throughout Colorado. They have now expanded distribution into Arizona by partnering with Young’s Market Company of Arizona.
The first beers shipped on August 2 and were available in select locations starting the week of August 11. Kannah Creek’s three mainstay beers will be distributed in Arizona including the Lands End Amber, Standing Wave Pale Ale, and Broken Oar IPA. The breweries rotating line of seasonal offerings will also be available including the current offering Island Mesa Blonde Ale. These beers are available in 6-packs at liquor stores and in kegs for on draft at bars and restaurants.
“At Young’s Market of Arizona craft beer is a way of life,” states Beer Portfolio Manager, Wayne Wriston. “Here at Young’s the right fit is an important factor and not everyone we consider makes the grade. We have a rich history with Colorado breweries and are looking forward to more progress here in our home market of Arizona with Kannah Creek.”
Kannah Creek Brewing Company has been brewing beer on a 7 barrel system at their brewpub based in Grand Junction since 2005 but with the addition of a new 30 barrel brew house and production facility Kannah Creek started distributing their beers throughout Colorado in August 2013. Arizona is now the second state to carry Kannah Creek beer.
“We chose to distribute to Arizona because it is a similar sized market as Colorado,” states Co-Owner and Head Brewer, Jim Jeffryes. “Plus we are a neighboring state which puts them (Young’s Market) close to us for easy support.”